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I am using quite a few of your plugins as bus masters for film & TV sound post.  Elephant after Polysquasher is fantastic to envelope the final mix and peak limiter for broadcast specs.  Voxformer is an excellent way to control and punch vocals without sounding over processed.  Soniformer is my preferred plugin for music pre mix stems but until recently, I wasn't quite happy with a compressor for FX stem control, but the new Drumformer is perfect for this.

HarmoniEQ and GlissEQ are both really useful to enhance without fatigue and also interesting EQs to use on denoised material.  Great plugins and so reasonable priced.  They work perfectly in my Fairlight host.

Michael Gissing , Digital City Studios, Australia.


I've just discovered the Peaking HRM option in GlissEQ.  Wow.  I was working with some difficult acoustic guitar tracks.  These had some harsh frequencies due to room modes and recording in an untreated space.  I've since treated my room and have learned better how to track.  So now I hear all these problems on my older tracks.  Ever time I've tried to fix these tracks by EQing the harsh upper-mid-range, it just takes the life out of the guitar.  Rather than re-record these old tracks (what I should probably do someday), I used the Peaking HRM feature of GlissEQ.  Really amazing, I was able to dramatically improve the tracks, take out the harsh frequencies but leave the body of the track in place.  I'm knocked out how deep I could cut without dulling the sound.  As I improve my tracking and mixing, I'll be using this in much more subtle ways.  I've also found Peaking HRM to be great when used very gently to soften the mid-range harshness and low end mud that inevitably builds up at the mix level.
ant


I am using the GlissEQ and the VariSaturator on an upcoming jazz-elctronic dance release and it allowed me to selectively bring up very low level tom fill levels in a single track that had both hi hat and toms in it recorded in real time in the studio, so this application alone is amazing.

Thank you for your devotion to absolute quality and analog depth.



Just a quick word about Gliss EQ.  This is an excellent EQ that offers the user a different experience with its "dynamic" EQ features.  The filters are smooth, and features are well implemented, and of course the sound quality is excellent as usual with Voxengo.  This plugin is indeed something special.  Thanks to Aleksey and all at Voxengo!
Alan Willey, www.DesertMasters.com


Really great tools.  I usually use them to make sample sounds more natural.  Easy to handle.
Worldjazz Play Along



I've been using the elephant for mastering and I find it extremely musical.  I'm currently demoing glissEQ and harminiEQ, polysquasher,deft compressor and soniformer.  I find them all extremely musical.  And at the end of the day it is music we are working with so it makes sense to work with plugins that make your music sound even better.  I've done an extensive test comparing gliss EQ and Pro Q by fab filter and found gliss EQ sounds better every time.  It is more open, more transparent, more sweet and musical.  I read in another forum that pro Q was far better but this just isn't true.  Yes pro Q is very good but it still doesn't bring any life to the sound like gliss and harmoni EQ do.  Everything just seems to come alive with voxengo plugins.  I've only owned elephant up to now and when I mix I can't wait till the mastering stage to use elephant cause I know what its going to do to my sound.  I don't think twice any more when it comes to voxengo because I've learn't to trust my ears and when I hear something special I look no further.
Kilmar


I wanted to thank you for giving users the ability to receive emails when you've updated a plug-in.  You've always been good about fixing bugs and making improvements to your plug-ins, which is definitely not true with all companies.  I've also always been impressed with how well organized your website is.

Yours were some of the first 3rd party plug-ins I purchased, after trying out the free plug-ins you generously made available.  I consistently use the Voxformer (a wonderful all-in-one vocal processor, but works great for bass & drums too), the Elephant (I always use it for limiting on the Main Out bus) and the GlissEQ (very flexible) on my songs.

Since starting out with Voxengo plug-ins, I've purchased a number of plug-ins from other companies, mostly compressors and EQ's.  Many of these are modeled after "classic" compressors and EQ's, and many of them do sound good.  Having said that, I've gone back a number of times and done comparisons to my Voxengo versions, and I'm constantly reminded of how good your plug-ins sound.  In many cases, after making some adjustments, I don't hear a significant difference (which is always a little surprising, considering how much I paid for the other ones).

Your plug-ins are easy to use with a minimum of tweaking, but are also capable of deeper editing, for experimenting or fine-tuning.  They also interface well with my DAW, doing what they're "supposed to do", without many of the annoying glitches that a number of the other ones have.  In other words, you pay attention to the details, which makes for an enjoyable and predictable user experience.

Thank you again for your great sounding (and affordable!) products.

Tom Cahoon


What can I say?  These plugins are the bees knees!  Crunchessor, GlissEQ and VariSaturator make an absolutely killer plugin team; stick them on each of your audio tracks and you have a key which unlocks a whole new sonic world of possibilities.

I have to say, Crunchessor is a FINE compressor, absolutely spectacular on everything from drums to vocals and all in between, with a whole range of different compressor types, from clean to vintage models.  I'm not sure if this is emulating a hardware compressor, but it's definitely doing something right!

GlissEQ is one of the most flexible and versatile EQ plugins I have ever worked with.  This analyses the audio as you work and gives you an extremely detailed spectrum analysis of your audio, allowing you to make informed decisions on where to boost or cut.  If you leave the dynamic control alone, it provides a great EQ experience and will only allow your sound to be made better.  Anyone new to EQ should get this, it's superb.  Even better, if you have recorded frequencies over 24kHz, like on a vocal take recorded through a top quality mic, GlissEQ lets you observe all frequencies up to 48kHz and beyond, so you can add that airy quality to your vocal tracks.

VariSaturator, in my opinion, is just brilliant.  If EQ doesn't quite work, use this instead and you have your solution.  Brilliant on drums and guitar tracks.

If you are considering buying some top quality plugins, I would definitely recommend Voxengo time and time again, and I can almost guarantee you will be more than satisfied.  If there is one thing I would love to see from Voxengo, it would be the manufacture of yet more stellar processors for audio applications.

Max


There are a LOT of good EQ plugins on the market.  GlissEQ is different.  Really.  The user interface makes it versatile and easy to use, but the sound is what really makes it unique.  I really think that this way of EQing much more musical than anything else.  The combination of harmonic and dynamic filters produces a very lively sound.  If I could only keep ONE third party plugin this would be the one I would go for...
Oliver Lucas, Sound Engineer for tv and broadcast


At first I was put off by the plain looks of these Plugins.  I'd pay twice or three times as much money for something that 'looked the part' but ultimately didn't sound even half as good as Voxengo.  I'm learning how other Companies 'talk about' 'warm' and 'old' and 'analogue'.  Voxengo just gets on with the job and delivers 10 out of 10, everytime.  The funny thing is, is that I'm beginning to like those quirky looks after all :) Daniel, Dublin/Ireland!
Daniel